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Alstom has been awarded a contract to deliver its Distributed Energy Resources Management System (DERMS) for the Vendée, a French administrative district, located on the west coast of France.
 
Smart Grid Vendée is a € 28 million consortium-led demonstration project launched in June 2013 that will last five years. It will pilot a range of smart grid technologies to tackle the changing energy landscape, integrating renewable energies and modernising the electricity distribution grid.  The integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in the distribution grid at an optimal infrastructure cost requires the deployment of new information and operation technologies. Alstom’s e-terraDRBizNet is a core component of the DERMS solution. This software technology will be fully integrated with the network operator decision support tools and will offer a single active control portal to manage distributed generation and demand side resources. The consortium is led by the Union Department of Energy of Vendée (SyDEV) and ERDF the French Distribution Grid Operator. It consists of six other partners RTE, Alstom, Cofely Ineo, Legrand, Actility, and CNAM.
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